200 BM Daily Vocabulary #101 | obligation

Today’s word is obligation. The meaning of obligation is a duty or a commitment; the condition of being morally or legally bound to do something, owing someone favor; being thankful for a favor received.


In this English vocabulary lesson, you will learn how to use the word obligation. We are sure that this ESL lesson will help you to enhance your English vocabulary and speak English fluently and confidently.


The word obligation is used to indicate duty or commitment or being thankful for a favor received. For example, we may say if someone has received help from his community, then it is his obligation to reciprocate by helping others.


We can also say that by accepting a loan from a financial institution we are obliged to return it at a later date.


Listen carefully on how we can use the word obligation in 8 different situations in 8 different sentences.


Example number 1 of 8: When Ryan was returning from his morning walk, he witnessed a theft. He had a very busy day ahead, but he felt it was his obligation to visit the nearest police station and report the matter.


Example number 2 of 8: There are some shopping centers where visitors can walk freely, look at the products and try out the samples kept for trial. They are not obliged to buy any product. Nevertheless, the sales team is present on site for any required assistance.


Example number 3 of 8: Vanessa signed a three-year bond to serve the company for the current project. This means she was under a contractual obligation to be employed for that period.


Example number 4 of 8: The professor of a college was approached by a coaching class to recommend it to his students. They promised to reciprocate his favor. However, he refused the offer because he did not want to accept any such obligation.


Example number 5 of 8: Deterioration of global resources is a real threat. Every citizen of this world must realize that we all are under a moral obligation to protect the environment.


Example number 6 of 8: The head of the organization made it very clear that it is their obligation to treat all employees equally. The HR department issued a circular to all managers emphasizing this.


Example number 7 of 8: Hundreds of tourists would gather at the site of a century-old fort during weekends. The locals thought that it was their obligation to educate the tourists about the historical importance of the fort. Accordingly, they started planning for an audio-visual show at the fort.


Example number 8 of 8: Kumar registered with a website as a volunteer to provide information about the places visited by him. Therefore, he received a beautiful gift from them. However, as per the terms agreed, now it became his obligation to fulfill his commitment.


Today we learned the word obligation which means duty or a commitment; the condition of being morally or legally bound to do something, owing someone favor; being thankful for a favor received.


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